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Child Care Aware® of America Supports Military Children

April 1, 2013
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Month of the Military Child Brings Special Recognition

April is Month of the Military Child, established to underscore the important role children play in the military community. Child Care Aware® of America supports our nation’s military families through a variety of services and initiatives that improve access to quality child care providers.

There are 1.8 million children in the military system, according to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). Child Care Aware® of America provides support for these children and their families through partnerships with the DoD, respite care programs, and child care fee assistance programs, which supply eligible families with a monthly subsidy to help offset the cost of child care in their communities. For more information on how Child Care Aware® of America is helping military families, visit www.usa.childcareaware.org.

Established by former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger, Month of the Military Child pays tribute to the unique service of military children. Military organizations, installations and communities across the nation have planned a range of special events to commemorate this month, including parades and carnivals.

 Learn more about Month of the Military Child here.